borego
28 Madison, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a product of Western New York. Born and raised in Buffalo, school at the University of Rochester studying Computer Science, Psychology, Art, Spanish, and Dance.

I can be painfully honest at times, especially if I know you can take it. I don't believe there's a point in anything else. I'll respect you much more if you just tell me, good or bad.
What I’m doing with my life
Product designer/web developer by day, entrepreneur by night, dancer by passion. I also spend time in a handful of hobbies including ultimate frisbee, curling, and homebrewing among others.

I spend a lot of time teaching/mentoring entrepreneurship as well, which involves working with anyone from high school students to Fortune 500 companies. I also like to give as much of my time/knowledge/skills to benefit non-profits as possible.
I’m really good at
listening, problem solving, creative thinking, critical thinking, retro video games, attention to detail, being blatant/honest, helping people, entrepreneurial things, user-centered design, making beer pancakes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't watch TV, but I am a Sabres and Bills fan. "Born to Run" and "Sex at Dawn" were both amazing and everyone should read them. Books about design and/or psychology are generally a hit. Currently reading: Psychology and the Human Dilemma. Just finished: Nudge.

I like most foods/styles of food. Spicy is always good. I've yet to find one type of cuisine I don't like.

Music? Queen and the Barenaked Ladies are some of my all-time favorites. I have sort of an eclectic music choice....it's not uncommon for me to listen to Jazz, Capoeira music, Techno/House, and Oldies all in one sitting.

If you haven't checked out the Pickin' On series, you're seriously missing out.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people do things they do. Why we think the way we think. How society functions. Why do we like certain things. Where humans/life/consciousness came from. How could I be doing better right now. The psychology of human sexuality. Sex (if this isn't on your list you're probably lying).
You should message me if
You like what you see or what you've read. You prefer in-person interaction to text-based. You're looking for fun experiences with new people and open to seeing where it takes us.

I have a soft spot for gingers and girls on bicycles. Let's not even talk about gingers on bicycles. (For all of you ladies that bemoan not being a ginger, no, this isn't a requirement)

Also if any this resonates with you:

Dr. Harry Reis's "User's Guide to Online Dating"
1) Minimize use of searchable attributes. Spend time imagining spending an evening talking to them.
2) If you send someone a message, make it personal and make it real.
3) Keep the list of rule-outs to a minimum. Don’t rely on similarity. New experiences are good.
4) Get off-line quickly. Experience them as fully as possible ASAP.
5) Expect lots of first encounters and lots of failures — one hit is worth many misses
6) Give each encounter time to be an experience. Have a full, deep, enjoyable conversation. Don’t be in an evaluative mindset. You can evaluate later. Don't give up in the first 2 minutes - people usually say dumb things at first.
7) Don’t expect “experts" to know who would be a good match for you. Nobody really knows.
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